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EA's Little Blessings Learning Center
956 Berkley Avenue Ext.
Norfolk, VA 23523
(757) 545-1100

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: March 18, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Today we discussed use of high chairs and program director qualifications.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 1:35pm through 2:45pm. There were six children present ranging in age from 19 months through four years. There were three staff present at the onset of the inspection; 2 teachers and 1 office assistant. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including nap, transitions, rest room routines and snack. Staff report that the infant room nor the second floor of the center are in use at this time.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employment. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 3 contains a documented date of hire as 2/28/16. However, the tuberculosis test on file is dated 9/8/14. The documentation is greater than 12 months prior to employment. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the information is outdated.

Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that tuberculosis screening is dated within the allowable time frames. Current staff with dated results outside the allowed time will obtain updated information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each child's record contained all required information. Evidence: 1 - The records for children 1, 2, and 3 do not contain two complete emergency contacts as required. a. child 1 has a documented first date of attendance as 2/29/16 b. child 2 has a documented first date of attendance as 2/8/ 16 c. child 3 has a documented first date of attendance as 2/27/15 2 - Staff 1 and 2 confirmed the information was not present in the children's records

Plan of Correction: Center management will create and implement methods for ensuring that all required is obtained and documented in each child's record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-200-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that a qualified program director or a qualified back-up program director who meets one of the director qualifications who is regularly on site at least 50% of the center's hours of operation. Evidence: 1 - Staff 1 and 2 stated that the program director of record was not present and had been absent from the building since mid-January. 2 - Staff 1 stated that staff 4 had been designated as the back-up program director. 3 - The record for staff 4 does not contain documentation that the staff meets one of the program director qualifications. 4 - Staff 1 confirmed that staff 4 does not meet one of the program director qualifications.

Plan of Correction: The center owners will ensure that a qualified program director is present during 50% of center's hours of operation.

Disclaimer:
A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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